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Clinical Internship in Zoological Medicine

Friday, September 4, 2020

The Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at the Oklahoma State University College of Veterinary Medicine is offering a clinical internship in zoological medicine. This position is for a second house officer in the Zoological Medicine Service. The internship ends in July 2021.

Successful completion of the internship is intended to enhance clinical experience for private practice or to prepare for entry into residency training or post DVM graduate programs. The program provides a graduate veterinarian an opportunity to gain greater experience in medicine and surgery of client owned exotic animals, native wildlife and zoo animals.

The intern will participate, under supervision of the Zoological Medicine faculty [Joao Brandao, LMV, MS, DECZM (Avian) and Nicola Di Girolamo, DMV, MSc, (EBHC), GP Cert (ExAP), Ph.D., DECZM (Herp)], in the instructional and clinical service programs of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences. House Officer responsibilities include instruction of veterinary students, sharing of emergency duties for exotic pets, wildlife and zoo animals that come to the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and other duties as determined by the department. Development of an original clinical research project is strongly encouraged. Preparation of a manuscript for publication on clinical research and/or a selected case prior to the completion of the internship is required. A DVM degree or equivalent and eligibility for faculty licensure in Oklahoma are required. Experience in private practice or a prior internship experience is preferable.

Salary will be $2,250/month. Position will be filled as soon as an adequate candidate is selected. Starting date as soon as position is filled. Benefits include annual leave, health insurance and sick leave.

Applicants should include a letter of intent with a statement of professional goals, veterinary college transcript, curriculum vitae, and names and addresses of three references. Applications should be submitted at For inquiries, please contact: Dr. Daniel J. Burba, head, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences at (405) 744-8469 or Interested parties may also contact Dr. Joao Brandao at or Dr. Nicola Di Girolamo at

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which is nestled in north-central Oklahoma approximately 60 miles from Tulsa and Oklahoma City. With an area population of approximately 45,000 residents and a low cost of living, Stillwater was recently named one of the best small towns in America. Numerous leisure activities are available including camping, hiking, golf, tennis, state parks, lakes for boating and fishing, theater productions, rodeos, the excitement of the Big XII sporting events, and more. Come see why Stillwater is “America’s Friendliest College Town!”

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